Hengistbury Head beach, Christchurch, Dorset
  • About Us

    Hengistbury Head Beach Information

    Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Christchurch, at the end is a spit that creates the narrow entrance to Christchurch Harbour.

    Hengistbury Head beach is a pebble beach below the imposing clay and ironstone cliffs, with the Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

    Not so much a beach holiday location but a good place to explore and go for walks along gravel paths throughout the nature reserve.

    Facilities include pay and display car park, toilets, cafe and the Hengistbury Head Centre.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Hengistbury Head Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Christchurch, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing Water Quality


    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures rising to 25°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       40%  58%   2 mph
      5:18 am    9:10 pm
    Saturday, Jul 21st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       41%  58%   2 mph
      5:19 am    9:09 pm

    Sunday, Jul 22nd
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  49%   5 mph
      5:21 am    9:08 pm
    Monday, Jul 23rd
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       0%  24%   7 mph
      5:22 am    9:06 pm

    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Partly cloudy in the afternoon.
     
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       6%  6%   5 mph
      5:23 am    9:05 pm
    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       4%  42%   6 mph
      5:25 am    9:04 pm

    Thursday, Jul 26th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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       2%  25%   4 mph
      5:26 am    9:02 pm
    Friday, Jul 27th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       2%  42%   4 mph
      5:27 am    9:01 pm

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